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Game #5649

Aston Villa

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Lost

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FA Cup

Attendance: 32,343

Stevenage

Villa Park

Villa's first ever competitive game against Stevenage comes with the opportunity to beat the League Two side and progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in seven years.

They donโ€™t as Villaโ€™s second string fail miserably and underline the desperate need for major investment and turnover in personnel outside Emeryโ€™s first XI.

Meanwhile, Matty Cash makes his 85th appearance for Villa since signing from Forest in September 2020 whilst Danny Ings chalks up his 50th appearance after arriving a year later.

Aston Villa

1-2

Stevenage

Assist(s) | Danny Ings | 33' |

KEY MAN

Leander Dendoncker, sent off, concedes penalty, Villa are knocked out in the third round for the eighth successive season,

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 8 January 2023

โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Morgan Sanson, Assist by Danny Ings
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Stevenage
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Philippe Coutinho, Sub on, Emiliano Buendรญa
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Morgan Sanson, Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Matty Cash (injury), Sub on, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Danny Ings, Sub on, Ollie Watkins
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Ludwig Augustinsson (injury), Sub on, Lucas Digne
๐ŸŸฅ | 85โ€™ Sending off, Leander Dendoncker
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Stevenage, pen), Jamie Reid
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Stevenage), Dean Campbell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Stevenage

ON THIS DAY

Villa's first ever competitive game against Stevenage comes with the opportunity to beat the League Two side and progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in seven years.

Meanwhile, Matty Cash makes his 85th appearance for Villa since signing from Forest in September 2020 whilst Danny Ings chalks up his 50th appearance after arriving a year later.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Stevenage

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stevenage

Previous 5 vs. Stevenage: None
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FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #21 |
Manager Game | #7 |
Sunday, 8 January 2023
Attendance | - |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee: Graham Scott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxford, 2008-
Kick off: 4.30pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 7 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 3 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 1.43

Career Form:

Top 8

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Scott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxford, 2008-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: 9 April 2022, Villa 0-4 Tottenham (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ

Graham Scott

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ

Stevenage

None

TEAM NEWS

Unai Emery plumps for Villa's second string with no surprises for the game against League Two Stevenage. As much as it would have been lovely to see Villa Youth given an outing the lack of options still at the club probably forced his hand. Morgan Sanson, touted for a move away (again) makes his first start of these season and first since April and will probably receive the loudest roar of the day.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.10 |
Bench Average Age: | 26.94 |
Squad Average Age: | 27.52 |
Subs Average Age: | 28.42 |
Oldest Starter: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 32.46 |
Youngest Starter: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.68 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.53 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 16.98 |
Oldest Substitute: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.53 |
Youngest Substitute: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.63 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Steve Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” | ๐Ÿ”ด |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Stevenage

GK Taye Ashby-Hammond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Luther James-Wildin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dan Sweeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Terence VanCouten | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Carl Piergianni | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Max Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jordan Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jake Reeves | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jake Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Danny Rose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Luke Norris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Dean Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for LB Max Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Jamie Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for CF Danny Rose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W David Amoo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Luke Norris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Kane Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jake Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Michael Bostwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Terence VanCouten | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Aaron Chapman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ133.45m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 3/11
Homegrown: 0/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ92.16m
Team Cost: ยฃ226.61m
Squad Cost: ยฃ261.34m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/20
Homegrown: 2/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Loan |

M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ14.22m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ13.50m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.59m |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
F Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Squad Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 17/17
Homegrown: โญ•/17

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Aaron Chapman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
GK Taye Ashby-Hammond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

RB Luther James-Wildin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Max Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
RB Kane Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Dan Sweeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Terence Vancooten | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Carl Piergianni | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Michael Bostwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Jordan Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Jake Reeves | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Jake Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Free |
M Dean Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Loan |

W David Amos | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CF Jamie Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Danny Rose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CF Luke Norris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Achilles
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Hamstring

Out On Loan | 11 |
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cardiff
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Basaksehir
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | QPR
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough

Not Selected | 3 |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด CB Jan Bednarek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
๐Ÿ”ด LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 79%
Possession A | 21%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 5
Fouls A | 7

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI am upset, very disappointed and sorry with our supporters for this FA Cup because it was a very good opportunity to do something. It was a target.

โ€œI am going to wake up and continue the process.

โ€œI will be very demanding like I was, maybe more now.

โ€œWe got 10 points from 15 but the last match we played against Wolves I was very, very upset because I was like, โ€˜Hey, we are starting so quickly againโ€ฆ not doing the tactical or individual demands I want to put out. And today it was different, completely different.

โ€œIn my career I know everything. I know sometimes we have to lose. We have to make mistakes to really improve and to be demanding in the way we need. I think today we can tell nothing but we have to use, to learn as soon as possible how we can create a new way.โ€

Unai Emery.

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โ€œHe was very sportsmanlike and wished me good luck in the next round. Listen, when you come here youโ€™ve got to be very humble. He appealed for some decisions, we appealed for some decisions. But Unai was very, very humble, as Emi (Martinez) was.

โ€œThey are all very humble. Weโ€™ll go back to our coach home. Our players as well will remember this for a long time.

โ€œA few of the Villa players gave them a hug and wished them well which speaks well of the playing squad here.

โ€œEmi (Martinez) played for me for four months at Rotherham and he was simply stunning at us. I was really annoyed when my staff came in and hugged him before the game but I was in the dressing room!

โ€œBut he came up to me afterwards and said, โ€˜Typical Evans! Typical Evans! The underdog wins!โ€™ Then he had a big smile. But Iโ€™ll catch up with him properly at some stage.

โ€œHe was hurting, I could tell on his face and, if youโ€™re Emi Martinez and that happens, youโ€™re hurting. I could see the hurt on Watkinsโ€™ face, Ashley Youngโ€™s face. Is it hurt or embarrassment, maybe itโ€™s both.โ€

Stevenage manager Steve Evans.

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โ€œPhilippe Coutinho comes off.

โ€œThe substitution took longer than usual as they had to dig him out of Luther James-Wildinโ€™s back pocket.โ€

Stevenage Twitter account.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 8 January 2023

**League Two Stevenage produced an incredible late comeback to stun Premier League Aston Villa at Villa Park and reach the FA Cup fourth round.**

The visiting players and manager Steve Evans celebrated with their supporters at full-time after two goals in the final two minutes clinched a magnificent victory.

Substitute Dean Campbell fired in a superb 90th-minute winner after Jamie Reidโ€™s equaliser from the penalty spot - the spot-kick awarded after last man Leander Dendoncker was shown a straight red card for bringing down Campbell.

Morgan Sansonโ€™s first goal for Villa had given Unai Emeryโ€™s side a half-time lead over a side ranked 59 places below them in the football pyramid.

But the hosts, despite their overall superiority, were unable to extend their advantage and they were made to pay in a remarkable conclusion to the match.

Fourth tier Stevenageโ€™s reward is a trip to Championship outfit Stoke City in the fourth round, which takes place from 27 to 30 January.

For 84 minutes, it all appeared rather straightforward for Aston Villa.

But their bid to end their worst ever FA Cup losing run - which extends to an eighth match - unravelled from the moment Dendoncker was dispossessed on the edge of his own box and grabbed the shirt of Campbell.

Referee Graham Scott appeared to initially award a free-kick but then produced a red card and pointed to the spot, allowing a video assistant referee review to confirm the penalty.

Reid held his nerve to send Robin Olsen the wrong way and put Stevenage on course for a replay - a feat which would have been a fantastic achievement on its own.

But the League Two side were not done yet and some quick thinking from Jake Reeves to pass his corner to Campbell resulted in the 21-year-old Scot drilling a shot into the bottom corner and sending the away fans into raptures.

Villa have now progressed from just one FA Cup tie since reaching the 2015 final. Stevenage, meanwhile, are the first fourth tier side to beat a Premier League team in an away FA Cup tie for four years.

Wasteful Villa made to pay

A manager with a rich history in cup competitions, four-time Europa League winner Emery made his intentions clear this week as he announced he was preparing his side for this match with the objective of โ€œwinning the FA Cupโ€.

Five years after he joined Barcelona in a ยฃ142m move from Liverpool in January 2018, Brazilian Philippe Coutinho started among eight changes from Villaโ€™s midweek Premier League draw with Wolves.

The hosts dictated from the start - they ended the match having averaged 78.6% possession - but Douglas Luizโ€™s long-range effort was the only test for goalkeeper Taye Ashby-Hammond before Stevenage offered their first warning.

Luke Norris was unlucky to marginally mistime his run before he provided a great assist to set up Danny Rose for what the visitors momentarily believed was a shock opener.

An intricate passing move produced Villaโ€™s opener, Ings teeing up Frenchman Sanson for his first goal for the club, but Stevenage stuck to their task and almost had a stunning equaliser when Norris skimmed the top of the crossbar with an excellent curled attempt.

They continued to defend resolutely as Villa increased the pressure after the break.

Perhaps too keen to impress in his first start under Emery, the misfiring Coutinho left the field after 65 minutes, having had a match-leading five attempts but landing just one on target.

There had been little to suggest the match would end as it did. After all, Stevenage scored with their only two shots on target. But what unfolded will live long in the memory of the 3,000 travelling fans present to witness a truly memorable fightback.

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